Soldado struck hat trick for Valencia

Published on 19 maart 12, 00:00
ALKMAAR- AZ face Spanish side Valencia in the Europa League quarter finals after eliminating Udinese in the round-of-16. AZ first play host to Valencia on 29 March: the return leg will take place in Spain one week later, on 5 April. In the build-up to these matches, will pay attention to the performances of Los Ches.

Valencia, lying third in the Primera División, recorded a 0-3 win at competitors Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, thanks to a hat trick from striker Roberto Soldado, in front of 40.000 fans. The 26-year-old has taken his goalscoring tally to 15 for the season from 26 league games.

Third place
Dutchman Hedwiges Maduro did not leave the bench. Valencia are currently lying third, with 47 points from 27 games, trailing leaders Real Madrid by 24 points.